How do you orient travel nurses?

One of the big concerns of nurse managers and hospital staffing managers is the length of time it takes to truly orient a new travel nurse into their hospital and unit. This is an understandable concern, if you consider you only have a temporary nurse for basically three months at your unit and if they are …

Nurse retention and recruitment expert

I have seen a lot of readers coming to The Healthcare Staffing Blog looking for advice on nurse retention lately. So I wanted to point out a great site that is completely devoted to this topic. NurseRecruitmentandRetention.com is the website of LeAnn Thieman a well known expert on the subject of nurse retention and recruiting. I …

Work life balance for nurse managers

We have seen a lot of interest in nursing staff burnout lately, both through searches that find this blog and our other blog (TravelNursingBlogs.com), but also in the media and healthcare blogosphere in general, and in nursing forums and social networks. It is obvious that the economy and change in working conditions for nurses is …

Alphabet staffing?

Over at HospitalImpact.org was a great post about emotionally intelligent patient care using DISC personality profiles (Dominant, Influential, Steady, Conscientious). The thought of personality types in a hospital unit is intriguing for a couple of reasons. The first being the impact on patient care on an individual basis and being able to recognize what your …